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photoblog image British F1 Grand Prix 1975 1/3

British F1 Grand Prix 1975 1/3

Nikki Lauda Ferrari 312T

(Finished in 8th.Position)

It's Grand Prix week at Silverstone, this series was all shot on my Praktica Super TL on slide film using a 200mm.pre-set lens.

British F1 Grand Prix 1975 1/3

Nikki Lauda Ferrari 312T

(Finished in 8th.Position)

It's Grand Prix week at Silverstone, this series was all shot on my Praktica Super TL on slide film using a 200mm.pre-set lens.

comments (9)

Back then Nikki Lauda was my hero....
Brian Walbey: He was a brilliant driver I always felt, he was so lucky to have survived that awful crash but as you probably know he leads a very full and busy life still in F1.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 6 Jul 2018, 06:09
This takes you back, Brian
Brian Walbey: Very much so Lisl, difficult to believe I took this 43 years ago.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 6 Jul 2018, 06:32
He got burnt didn't he
Brian Walbey: He was terribly burnt Chris, especially about the head, and ever since he always wears headgear of some sort to cover the scaring. he is now the non-executive chairman of the Mercedes team and is very much involved in the sport.
It's hard to believe they can fit inside, Brian. They look like little kids having fun.
Brian Walbey: They have to sort of shuffle themselves in and out. On TV or in a photo the size of these cars is misleading, if one stands next to a F1 car it is so low the top of the drivers helmet would only be level with the mid-thigh of an average height person, the sensation of speed, especially at 210 mph.must be frightening until one is used to it!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 6 Jul 2018, 08:37
I’d never know it was him unless you’d said.
Brian Walbey: Apart from their helmet colours they all look the same and that, especially in motorcycle racing, is the easy way to identify one from another, that's what I used to have to do during the years I was a circuit commentator, mainly at Snetterton, but also Brands Hatch and Silverstone.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Jul 2018, 09:50
Those were the days my friend ...

Were you using a tripod for this exercise?
Brian Walbey: Very much the good old days Louis. I have taken thousands of motorsport shots over the years and have never used a tripod, they don't give much flexibility to move the camera in any direction if the car/motorcycle isn't quite where you expect it to be. The press guys, with their enormously long lenses often use Monopds, they give some flexibilty of movement.
Niki had his troubles!
Brian Walbey: He was terribly burnt Tom, especially about the head, and ever since he always wears headgear of some sort to cover the scaring. he is now the non-executive chairman of the Mercedes team and is very much involved in the sport.
One of the all time greats. This is a very well executed shot Brian
Brian Walbey: He was terribly burnt Bill, especially about the head, and ever since he always wears headgear of some sort to cover the scaring. He is now the non-executive chairman of the Mercedes team and is very much involved in the sport.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Jul 2018, 20:54
Another of our great drivers. I assume that this was before his horrific accident.
Brian Walbey: Yes this was before that awful accident Alan.

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